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Links of the Day:

– State legislatures across the country, including in New York, are expected to take up bills offering online poker. A recent Justice Department ruling paved the way. Cash-hungry New York would most certainly jump at the chance to expand gaming. The governor is already trying to expand bricks and mortar casinos.

– There’s a call to get Monroe County to pick an aviation director with experience in the field. That would likely mean a national search. The Democrat and Chronicle talked to experts in running airports:

“I happen to think that anybody who doesn’t put an airport person into a position like that is making a major mistake,” said William Fife, a private consultant who formerly managed aviation and planning for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and led John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. “There are some places you can get away with putting the mayor’s brother in charge, but you need someone who knows what they’re doing at an airport.”

– The city of Syracuse looks underwhelming from any approach, but a Post-Standard columnist points out Carrier Circle is pretty bad:

…hundreds of thousands of visitors to Syracuse exit the New York State Thruway at Exit 35 each year and get deposited into a centrifugal force of blight.

– Speaking of Syracuse, Bob Lonsberry is preparing to broadcast a new daily talk show from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. He will continue to broadcast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rochester. He tells Syracuse listeners he knows he’ll be the new kid making “rookie mistakes.”

– New York’s attorney general will meet with Time Warner Cable and MSG in a bid to end the impasse.

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